First annual James A. and Ruth Levitan Awards
for Excellence in Teaching announced
The School's Teaching Award Selection Committee has announced the recipients of the first annual James A. and Ruth Levitan Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations to:
Chris Capozzola (History)
Sally Haslanger (Linguistics and Philosophy)
Stefan Helmreich (Anthropology)
Laura Harrington (Music and Theater Arts)
Martin Marks (Music and Theater Arts)
Douglas Morgenstern (Foreign Languages and Literatures)
Brandon Lehr (Economics)
The Levitan Awards, which are based on nominations from students themselves, honor Faculty members, Lecturers, and Teaching Assistants who have demonstrated outstanding ability in teaching MIT undergraduates and graduate students and in helping them succeed academically. Faculty members and Lecturers each receive $2,000 in research funding; graduate student Teaching Assistants receive $1,000.
Serving on the 2009 Teaching Award Selection Committee were Associate Dean Kai von Fintel, and Professors Peter Child (Music and Theater Arts), Rae Langton (Linguistics and Philosophy), Ruth Perry (Literature), and Roger Petersen (Political Science).